Jeanne Schul

Jeanne Schul

Lecturer in Dance

Department: Fine Arts
Phone: (706) 802-6733
Fax:
Campus Box: 5057
Location: Richards 264
E-mail: jschul@berry.edu

Short Bio

Jeanne M. Schul, Ph.D. is a Dance Specialist at Berry College in the Department of Fine Arts where she coordinates the dance minor program and serves as Artistic Director of the Berry College Dance Troupe, which she founded in 1996. Dr. Schul holds a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a dissertation entitled, “Creating Dances from Dreams: Embodying the Unconscious through Choreography.” She also has a Masters degree in Dance from Texas Woman's University, and a B.A. in Dance and English from SUNY Brockport. She has numerous national publications and presentations in the area of dance and dreams. She is on the Board of Directors for the Eastwest Somatics Network and is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist through ISMETA. She has been the recipient of many grants involving dance education, including the Berry College International Immersion Grant to explore Latin dance and culture in Costa Rica. Dr. Schul was awarded the New Mythos grant from the OPUS Archives and Research Center in Santa Barbara, CA to conduct research entitled, The Divine Feminine: Dancing Us into Being.

Education

 

  • Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M. A., Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M.A., Texas Woman's University
  • B.A., State University College of New York at Brockport

Teaching Interests

Dr. Schul’s teaching interests focus on creating dances, the art and science of teaching dance, and the historical evolution of dance. Dance Improvisation and Dance Choreography support students in the process of finding their own voices. Dance Pedagogy explores the use of metaphors and imagery to facilitate expressive dancing, while the anatomy of the dancer is given equal attention during the execution of technique classes. Dr. Schul gives her college students an opportunity to teach children, while they are still learning themselves. So, both Dance Pedagogy and Children’s Creative Dance courses involve college students working with elementary children in the studio. Both the History of Dance course and the Experiencing Dance course, explore the development of dance from the earliest times until today’s many manifestations. Ballroom Dance and Yoga are the technical skills that Dr. Schul enjoys teaching.